Housing Project Worker

Project: Central Lancashire

Permanent, 4x full time or part time posts available
Location Chorley, Central Lancashire
Salary £20,253 – £22,212

Emerging Futures greatest resource is its people, so we also offer our employees generous annual leave, pension, and other benefits.

Emerging Futures are looking to recruit a passionate and dedicated Housing Project Worker.

Across Central Lancashire, Emerging Futures is responsible for the delivery of CGL’s dynamic community-based rehabilitation and harm reduction programme. You will be responsible for supporting individuals towards recovery, increased resilience, and wellbeing with the goal of living successful lives free of addiction. You will also be supporting individuals and families through their specialist recovery and family coaching models.

As a Housing Project Worker, you will work within our housing model to provide housing and recovery support to people who have had a history of failed accommodation placement, current substance and/or alcohol misuse, criminality, and possibly challenging and negative behaviours, through to those who are abstinent and preparing for independence with the support of our recovery housing model.

As part of a team of Project Workers, you will be assessing need, preparing tenancy support plans and supporting tenants to achieve their individual goals. In addition, be required to deliver structured interventions designed to support residents towards behaviours that support wellbeing and active citizenship and meaningful alternatives to problematic substance and alcohol use.

There are 4 available posts in which we can accept full time or part time hours. Please include your availability on your application.

 

Our Passion Statement

At Emerging Futures, we believe that everyone has the potential to change, grow and learn and to achieve the best they can in everything they do. We know it takes courage and commitment to change, which is why we have a passion statement, rather than a mission statement. To us, being passionate means:

  • celebrating success and achievement
  • creative and daring enough to innovate
  • determined to persist when things get tough
  • brave enough to say when something isn’t good enough
  • humble enough to accept and learn from criticism
  • willing to take responsibility for making things better

Above all, being passionate means having the desire to nurture, facilitate and empower others to reach out with hope to achieve their full potential.

 

This job is for you if…

  • You are someone who is committed to our passion statement and shares in our belief in the inherent capacity and potential of all individuals, and that empowering individuals to support each other leads to positive change; not only for themselves, but also for their communities.
  • You are passionate about recovery and an advocate of asset-based, collaborative working practices from first point of contact, with a long-term vision to create hubs for sustained community development.
  • You are fun, approachable, energetic, confident, warm, empathetic, ambitious, flexible, resilient, discreet, organised and professional.
  • You are able to demonstrate that your personal ethos and work ethic mirrors the values of EF.

 

What you will be doing

  • Supporting the day to day running of the projects including group work delivery, health & safety, meal planning, residents’ meetings, and resident move in plans.
  • Maintaining up to date and concise case notes using a variety of case management systems.
  • Case Coordination of residents including assessment, recovery & life planning.
  • Liaising with colleagues from the Local Authority Housing Benefit department regarding tenants’ claims.
  • Completing financial planning with residents including rent collection and monitor non-payment of rent and act in line with the agreed policy and procedures. Provide debt counselling where appropriate.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent working links/partnerships with community agencies and resources, including faith-based groups, supported housing providers & training and educational providers.
  • Helping to create progression pathways for volunteers & coaches and those on the pathway to employment programme.

 

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience or an understanding of interventions that support individuals to develop their personal strengths within a ‘supported housing’ environment.
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality and boundaries.
  • An understanding of the harmful effects associated with drug and alcohol misuse and offending in relation to health, social welfare, housing, employability, and personal relationships.
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with people and encourage them to make changes in their life.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with co-workers, colleagues in other agencies, and external services to facilitate positive recovery outcomes for service users.
  • Ability to use data management systems for the effective recording of performance and data.

 

How to apply

Please find attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying for this new and exciting role within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form or CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to Diane Sharples – Team Leader. Email – diane.sharples@emergingfutures.org.uk

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your Application Form to help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment practices and assess the success of different advertising methods in attracting applications.

This information is separated from the application and used for statistical purposes only.  It will not be made available to anyone directly involved in the selection process.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Diane on 07778 153708

 

Closing date the closing date for applications is 30th April 2021.

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed.

 


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